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 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey; and Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, on the budget at 10 a.m. EST in room 2359, Rayburn House Office Building. 

Director, Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess Jr. testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the on the current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus; Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos; and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Budget request from the Department of the Navy at 1 p.m. EST in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building. 

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome German Minister of Defense Thomas De Maiziere to the Pentagon today at 2 p.m. EST.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon. 

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and German Minister of Defense Thomas de Maiziere will brief the media today at 2:40 p.m. EST, Feb. 16, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only and should plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.



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